USA Today - 04/12/1996
"...The cast is appealing..."
Entertainment Weekly - 04/26/1996
"...Clever....[Wahlberg] gives a genuine performance..." -- Rating: B
Variety - 04/15/1996
"...Stylishly crafted....[With] elegant and efficient direction....[Witherspoon] inhabits the central role with such charming ease and credibility that young women will readily identify with her..."
A pretty teenager meets and falls in love with a charming, mysterious young man at an all-night rave party in Seattle. When she stops seeing him after discovering he's cheating on her with her best friend, he snaps, vowing vengeance against her and her family. A tense thriller.
Pretty teenager Nicole Walker thinks she's met Mr. Right in hunky, seemingly sweet David McCall. They begin a lovely romance, and David even charms Nicole's stepmother. But then David undergoes a sudden personality change, and his behavior turns possessive and violent. Furthermore, Nicole's dad Steve discovers that David has lied about his past, which in reality is quite disturbing. Steve puts an end to the relationship, against the lovebirds' wishes. Unfortunately, David does not take the news lightly. In fact, he becomes completely psychotic, seeking revenge by terrorizing the Walkers in myriad ways. The harassed family soon realizes that the only way to get rid of David is to fight the war of their lives.